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5 Real Estate Companies Outperforming the Benchmark

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According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, the stocks of the following real estate companies are held by gurus and outperformed the S&P 500 Index over the past 12 months through July 22.

Power REIT

Power REIT (PW) has a market cap of $50 million. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 192% over the past year.


Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 67.72. As of Wednesday, the share price was 379% above the 52-week low and 22% below the 52-week high.

The provider of long-term real estate solutions has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 7 out of 10. While the return on assets of 4.07% is outperforming the sector, return on equity of 4.99% is underperforming 51% of companies in the REITs industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 5.82% of outstanding shares.

Redfin

With a market cap of $3.8 billion, Redfin Corp. (RDFN) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 124% over the past 12 months.

Shares are trading with a price-book ratio of 13.28. As of Wednesday, the price was 311% above the 52-week low and 9.82% below the 52-week high.

The real estate broker has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 3 out of 10. The return equity of -23.55% and return on assets of -12.47% are underperforming 93% of other real estate companies. Its financial strength is rated 6 out of 10. The equity-asset ratio of 0.47 is above the industry median of 0.44.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.34% of outstanding shares, followed by Simons' firm with 1.13% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio)'s Point72 Asset Management with 0.44%.

Leju

Leju Holdings Ltd. (LEJU) has a market cap of $392 million. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 124% over the past year.

Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 36.13. As of Wednesday, the price was 180% above the 52-week low and 40% below the 52-week high.

The provider of real estate services has a profitability rating of 3 out of 10. While the return on equity of 4.72% is underperforming the sector, return on assets of 2.42% is outperforming 58% of companies in the real estate industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 5.79 is above the industry median of 0.26.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons' firm with 0.95% of outstanding shares.

eXp World

With a market cap of $1.2 billion, eXp World Holdings Inc. (EXPI) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 59.6% over the past 12 months.

Shares are trading with a price-book ratio of 22.64. As of Wednesday, the price was 189% above the 52-week low and 1.47% below the 52-week high.

The cloud-based real estate company has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 3 out of 10. The return on equity of -6.82% and return on assets of -3.19% are underperforming 86% of companies in the real estate industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10 with a cash-debt ratio of 12.21.

Renaissance Technologies is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.61% of outstanding shares.

Safehold

Safehold Inc. (SAFE) has a market cap of $2.6 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 52.27% over the past 12 months.

Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 54.78. As of Wednesday, the price was 134% above the 52-week low and 21.72% below the 52-week high.

The company has a profitability rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 4.67% and return on assets of 2.03% are underperforming 58% of companies in the REITs industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.17 is above the industry median of 0.08.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons' firm with 0.10% of outstanding shares, followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.04%.

Disclosure: I do not own any of the stocks mentioned.

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